Entries by mgshersby

2017 Wildlife Resolutions

After last year’s mixed success of completing my resolutions, I am going to not aim quite so high – but I am still going to set myself 17 resolutions for the year. See a silver-spotted skipper butterfly (Hesperia comma). If I do this, I will have seen all the skipper species (Hesperiidae) in the UK. […]

Wildlife Resolutions of 2016

Completed Take part in BSBI’s New Year Plant Hunt As discussed in ‘Back from my break‘ (January 2016) Explore NT Wimpole Estate Definitely managed that, although I still didn’t get to visit everywhere on the estate – but that is because it is ridiculously huge Visit NT Wicken Fen I went a bit further than […]

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Lucy McRobert to NowforNature

This post originally appeared on the A Focus On Nature blog on 24th December 2016. Welcome to our 2016 Advent Calendar series (#AFONAdvent)! This year, our theme is “The Gift of Inspiration”. For each day, one of our members has written a blog post about someone who has inspired them, and how that inspiration has […]

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Winter at Chesil Beach

Having recently read and reviewed Winter, I was reminded of the winter storms I experienced at Chesil Beach. The wind is rising. I can hear it buffeting against the windows, thundering its way down the street like it’s throwing a tantrum. The cottage isn’t right next to the beach, but I can hear the waves […]

Book Review: Winter – an anthology for the seasons

*This post originally appeared on the A Focus On Nature blog* Thus far the Season anthologies from E&T and The Wildlife Trusts have been wonderful reads, and when Winter alighted on my doormat, I had my fingers crossed for more literary delights. I always struggle with winter as a season. Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder […]

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#30DaysWild – Days 24 – 30

I had a manic few days to finish off the month of June and thus 30 Days Wild – pond dipping, moth trapping, butterfly chasing … the usual stuff really. Rather than go through all 6 days, I have included the highlights below. Day 24 Thrilled to see this Large Skipper butterfly at @WickenFenNT this […]

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#30DaysWild – Days 15 – 22

Ok, so I fell behind somewhat on my #30DaysWild blogging – oops! Not to worry though, I have been connecting with nature every day despite being busy with work, AFON bits and pieces, and general life stuff. I won’t go into every single wild act that happened every day, so here is a summary, shown […]